Saturday, April 13, 2024

Budget plea

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NO MORE TAXES, Mr Minister.

That was the plea yesterday from president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Eddy Abed, to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler as he prepares to present the 2016 Budget on Tuesday in the House of Assembly.

The private sector leader made it clear that high tax impositions were not working as Government was getting less revenue from this source, even though it had been imposing more tax measures on individuals and businesses.

In the place of new taxes, Abed said, Barbadians should be prepared to pay user fees for some public services, including things such as school meals at the primary school level.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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